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Star trek: Voyager 3.02a - The chute

Stardate 50156.2
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Episode propaganda

While on shore leave, Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) and Harry Kim (Garrett Wang) are wrongly accused of terrorist activity and incarcerated. Their fellow inmates are even more aggressive than should be expected. Violence and murder are rife in the prison. The effect of the brain implant, enforced on every convict, threatens to tear apart even the Starfleet friendship...

Persons of interest

  • Kate Mulgrew .... Captain Kathryn Janeway
  • Robert Beltran .... Commander Chakotay
  • Roxann Dawson .... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
  • Jennifer Lien .... Kes
  • Robert Duncan McNeill .... Lieutenant Tom Paris
  • Robert Picardo .... the Emergency Medical Hologram
  • Ethan Phillips .... Neelix
  • Tim Russ .... Lieutenant Tuvok
  • Garrett Wang .... Ensign Harry Kim
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Voyager computer voice
  • Don R McManus .... Zio
  • Robert Pine .... Ambassador Liria
  • James Parks .... Vel
  • Ed Trotta .... Pit
  • Beans Morocco .... Rib
  • Rosemary Morgan .... Piri
  • Clayvon C Harris .... Storywriter
  • Kenneth Biller .... Screenwriter
  • Les Landau .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

Violence and drama. And male bonding.

Tom and Harry have always been an interesting pairing, ever since that first encounter with Quark on Deep Space Nine: the cynic and the innocent, the loudmouth and the Still-waters-run-deep. This episode ties their lives together and then kicks them both in the head. It's pretty full on (in a Star trek kind of way) with some very intense interactions and a couple of touching blokey moments.

The brain control stuff is just a plot device to give everyone testosterone poisoning, so you don't have to worry about that part. If you are at all into Kim/Paris fanfic, then, hoo child, are you gonna have fun with this one! Talk about prison bitches!

The best part, however, is reserved for inter-galactic space heroine Katherine Janeway's entrance to the prison. Something worth waiting for. Be prepared to slide off your seat.

Security censorship classification

M (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 9 September 2004

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